JUST days after announcing that tickets for next year’s 20th anniversary event had gone on sale, organisers of Green Man Festival have revealed that the event is already sold out.

Organisers said revellers had snapped up tickets for the 2022 event – set to take place in the Brecon Beacons from August 18-21 – in “record time”.

“WOW! We are absolutely thrilled that all tickets to next year’s 20th anniversary Green Man have now sold out,” Green Man announced via its Twitter account on Friday (today).

“A huge thank you to all you wonderful people who have snapped up tickets in record time. We are beyond excited to show you what we have in store for our 20th bday.”

Powys County Council tweeted their congratulations, saying: “Enormous congratulations to the Green Man Festival team for selling out so quickly almost a year in advance (and with only one act announced.)”

It’s a huge coup for the organisers, with 2022 sold out despite the fact that only one artist has so far been confirmed to appear – Mercury Prize-winning, BRIT and Grammy award-nominated Michael Kiwanuka was named the festival’s first 2022 headliner earlier this week.

Kiwanuka will play a set of beloved tracks from his acclaimed 2019 album KIWANUKA, as well as his breakthrough records Love & Hate and Home Again. Elevated by his expansive new material alongside older favourites, Kiwanuka’s fourth appearance at the festival will this time be as a mesmerising headliner. The full line-up announcement for the 2022 festival will take place next year.

Managing director and owner of Green Man Festival, Fiona Stewart, said: “We’re so excited about Green Man's 20th birthday and we’re planning to celebrate his big anniversary with lots of wonderful surprises and the best party ever.”

Green Man 2021 was a successful return for the festival after 2020’s forced cancellation due to the pandemic, welcoming 20,000 returning fans and newcomers back to the site, just outside Crickhowell, at the foot of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons.

Audiences, thankful to be back at outdoor events, were treated to outstanding performances from headliners Mogwai, Caribou, Fontaines D.C. and Tirzah, while Thundercat, Self Esteem and Black Midi provided stand out moments alongside a fantastic line-up of music, theatre, comedy, science and arts.

Away from the music, the festival’s pioneering science and education area showcased discussions, stalls and experiments for children and adults alike, and Green Man welcomed a unique programme of visual art including installations that looked deeply into the natural world from artists Gweni Llwyd, Freya Dooley, Beth Kettel, and Kristina Pulejkova.

The Babbling Tongues area hosted a wealth of literature, talks and musical debates during the day, and a stellar line-up of comedy talent at night. The Little Folk children’s area continues to pioneer family-centric fun at UK festivals with a broad programme of entertainment.

Last month’s triumphant return reminded festival goers why Green Man is one of the UK’s most beloved festivals.